Episode #526 of “Media Edge” (initial airing on cable TV during the period of June 6-12, 2015) includes:
"Yoruba Richen: What the Gay Rights Movement Learned from the Civil Rights Movement" (18 minutes)
As a member of both the African American and LGBT communities, filmmaker Yoruba Richen is fascinated with the overlaps and tensions between the gay rights and the civil rights movements. In a March 2014 TED Talks presentation, she explores how the two struggles intertwine and propel each other forward and dispels a myth about their points of conflict. A powerful reminder that we all have a stake in equality.
"Racism is Real" (3 minutes)
Something is wrong when:
Black drivers are twice as likely to get pulled over by police;
Blacks are jailed six times the rate of whites;
Black male teens are 21 times more likely to be killed by cops than whites;
And we continue to do nothing about it!
"An Evening with Chris Hedges" (96 minutes)
Chris Hedges, former Foreign Correspondent for the New York Times and columnist for Truthdig.com, gave a moving presentation to a capacity audience on November 1, 2013 at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Sacramento, recorded by a Media Edge video production team. Hedges was part of the team of reporters at The New York Times awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism. He also received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism in 2002. The Los Angeles Press Club honored Hedges’ original columns in Truthdig by naming the author the Online Journalist of the Year in 2009 and again in 2011. The LAPC also granted him the Best Online Column award in 2010 for his Truthdig essay “One Day We’ll All Be Terrorists.”